Active And Passive Voice Quiz For 8th Grade

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Hi, 8th-grade students! Do you think you have a solid understanding of active and passive voice? If yes, then you must take this active and passive voice quiz geared toward your grade! Here, we'll ask you a few simple questions related to the active and passive voice. If you get a 100% score, it means that you are an active and passive voice pro! Are you ready for this test? Good luck… and make sure to share the quiz with your classmates!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    "This book was bought by John." Is this sentence active or passive voice?

    • A.

      Active Voice

    • B.

      Passive Voice

    Correct Answer
    B. Passive Voice
    Explanation
    Pay attention to the verb form. This is the typical passive voice structure... You can usually identify this through the use of the word “by.” 

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  • 2. 

    In the sentence from question 1: "This book was bought by John." "This book" is __________. 

    • A.

      The subject

    • B.

      The object

    • C.

      The verb

    • D.

      The agent

    Correct Answer
    A. The subject
    Explanation
    Although 'book' is an object in real life, in grammar reality it has the function of a subject in this sentence.

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  • 3. 

    The sentence "The cat chased the mouse." is in:

    • A.

      Active voice

    • B.

      Passive voice

    Correct Answer
    A. Active voice
    Explanation
    “The cat chased the mouse.” is in the active voice. In an active sentence, the subject (the cat) performs the action (chased). The subject comes before the verb in the sentence.

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  • 4. 

    The sentence "The cake was eaten by the children." is in:

    • A.

      Active voice

    • B.

      Passive voice

    Correct Answer
    B. Passive voice
    Explanation
    “The cake was eaten by the children.” is in the passive voice. In a passive sentence, the subject (the cake) is acted upon by some other agent or unknown thing (the children). The subject comes after the verb in the sentence. The verb is typically a form of “be” followed by a past participle (was eaten).

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  • 5. 

    Complete the following sentence: "The _______________ of the passive comes at the end with the word 'by' but only if necessary."

    • A.

      Verb

    • B.

      Adjective

    • C.

      Agent

    • D.

      Subject

    Correct Answer
    C. Agent
    Explanation
    The agent of the passive comes at the end with the word 'by' but only if necessary. In passive voice sentences, the agent is the doer of the action, and it is mentioned after the verb with the preposition 'by.' However, it is not always necessary to include the agent in the sentence, especially when the focus is on the action or the receiver of the action.

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  • 6. 

    'My mother cooked this meal'. Change this sentence into passive voice. 

    • A.

      My mother cooks this meal. 

    • B.

      This meal was cooked by my mother. 

    • C.

      My mother is cooking this meal. 

    • D.

      This meal has been made by my mother. 

    Correct Answer
    B. This meal was cooked by my mother. 
    Explanation
    The given correct answer, "This meal was cooked by my mother," is in the passive voice. It emphasizes the action of cooking rather than the subject, which is the meal. The sentence structure follows the passive voice pattern of "subject + auxiliary verb (was) + past participle (cooked) + by + agent (my mother)."

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  • 7. 

    Use these elements to write a sentence in the active voice: - someone - steal (Simple Past) - John's car Use proper capitalization and punctuation marks in the required places. 

    Correct Answer
    Someone stole John's car.
    Explanation
    This sentence is in the active voice, as the action is being done by the object, “someone.” 

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  • 8. 

    "Someone stole John's car." How will you write this sentence in passive voice? Choose the best option. 

    • A.

      John's car was stolen by someone.

    • B.

      John car is stolen. 

    • C.

      Someone stoled John car. 

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. John's car was stolen by someone.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "John's car was stolen by someone." This sentence is written in the passive voice because the subject of the sentence (John's car) is being acted upon (stolen) by the unknown subject (someone).

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